This is the best recipe to make if you have a pair of chicken breasts and you want to make something tasty. The marinade is made with a simple combination of mustard, lemon, and oil and then it is baked to perfection. You will need to save half the mixture for drizzling over the cooked chicken. This will soak into the chicken as it rests, boosting the overall appeal of the dish and intensifying the main flavors.
This is such an easy recipe that complete newbies in the kitchen can manage it with ease. It is great for cooking beginners to start off with because there is not much that can go wrong unless you overcook your chicken. Chicken breasts are lean so they only need to be cooked until they are white all the way through, with no pink left in the middle.
Cooking them for longer will do you no favors, since the chicken will just get drier, so check it after half an hour and then give it another five to ten minutes if need be. If you enjoy the flavors of mustard and lemon, this is a fantastic recipe to choose, because it is easy yet the results are great.
Best Chicken Marinade with Mustard and Lemon
Summary: Mustard and lemon combine with other ingredients to make a great marinade for your chicken. The crisp, golden brown results give you a wonderful meal.
Published Monday, October 07, 2011
- 2 whole chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
Whisk the mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Slowly add the olive oil, in a steady stream, whisking all the time.
Put the chicken in a glass baking dish in a single layer and sprinkle salt and pepper over them.
Pour half the marinade over the chicken.
Marinate it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Roast the chicken for about 35 minutes or until it is done.
Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken and cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes then serve.
Enough for (Serves 2).
Preparation time is approximately 15 min
Best Chicken Marinade
You can see how the marinade which adheres to the chicken crisps up, adding texture as well as flavor. Serve the hot chicken with salad like in the picture, or perhaps with mashed potatoes and green beans or broccoli. This is a nice recipe if you want to make something quick and easy, and pretty much any side dish will pair well. Mustard and lemon are lovely together, adding an aromatic finish to the naturally mild chicken taste, and chicken breasts are an economical ingredient to use. This is a highly recommended dish, suitable for any home cook to prepare.